Minnesota Vikings vs. Chargers: Game time, TV, preview


The 1-1 Minnesota Vikings look to get on a roll when they host the 1-1 San Diego Chargers Sunday, Sept. 27 at TCF Bank Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon CT.

CBS has the broadcast with Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts as announcers. Check the coverage map at 506 Sports to see what games are on in your area.

The game will be carried on radio by KFAN 100.3 FM and their affiliates.

The Vikings are coming off a home victory last week against their division rivals the Detroit Lions. San Diego looks to rebound after dropping a game to the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Teddy Bridgewater rebounded in Week 2 with a strong performance against Detroit. The Vikings’ second-year QB is currently in the top ten in the NFL in QBR.

San Diego’s Philip Rivers has been the league’s most accurate QB so far in 2015, completing passes at an 80% clip through two games.

Running backs

Adrian Peterson bounced back from a weak showing in week 1 by rushing for 134 yards on 29 carries against Detroit.

The Chargers feature a potent 1-2 punch in the backfield with rookie Melvin Gordon and veteran scat back Danny Woodhead.

Receivers/tight ends

Minnesota’s Charles Johnson is off to a slow start after being touted as a potential break-out player in 2015.

Stevie Johnson has been a solid free agent pick-up for San Diego, catching 11 passes for 127 yards and 2 TDs through two games.

Offensive line

The Vikings could be without starting left guard Brandon Fusco who was listed as questionable on Friday with a concussion. Former Charger Jeremiah Sirles would get the start if Fusco can’t go.

San Diego is banged up on the offensive line themselves with four linemen showing up on the injury report.

Defensive line

Brian Robison had a huge game against Detroit. Minnesota looks to make some hay up front against a battered San Diego line.

The Chargers are having difficulty stopping the run and a porous defensive line is a big reason why.


How much action will Chad Greenway get after being in for only a handful of snaps against Detroit?

Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram received a -5.2 grade last week from PFF and San Diego looks to be light on pass rushers overall.


Minnesota gets back cornerback Jabari Price after a two-week season-opening suspension.

Chargers CB Brandon Flowers was added to the injury report with a bad knee.

Special teams

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh was 2-for-2 in field goals last week but only 2-for-3 in extra points. Given Walsh’s struggles, should the Vikings consider going for two more often?

The Chargers went with Josh Lambo as their kicker after a competition in camp that also featured Nick Novak.

Prediction: This game will be a tough test for Minnesota but I think they can pressure Philip Rivers and put pressure on San Diego’s defense with their running game. Minnesota wins 27-21.

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